Derby Pedigrees: South Bend and Winning Impression

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By Emily Shields

The 2020 Kentucky Derby is just one day away, with TVG being the best source for expert picks and free selections. Longshots South Bend and Winning Impression are trying to do the impossible by surprising in the major race, much like Country House did last year.

South Bend

Multiple graded stakes placed South Bend has been racing on the grass of late but switches back to the main track for the Derby. He is a son of Algorithms, the unbeaten Grade 3 winner who was retired after just three starts but has been a productive sire. His best runner to date is millionaire Math Wizard, as well as stakes winner Recruiting Ready.

Dam Sandra’s Rose was a multiple graded stakes placed stakes winner with four wins in 14 starts in California. She is by the wickedly fast Old Trieste, who was a three-time Grade 2 winner in California and took a flyer in the 1998 Kentucky Derby (G1) after winning an April allowance that year – he ultimately finished tenth.

Second dam St Lucinda was multiple stakes placed at Keeneland. She produced grade 2 winner Mananan Mclir, stakes winner Charming N Lovable, and the dam of Keeneland Grade 2 winner Fioretti, Move Clickly.

Winning Impression

Winning Impression is a striking gray trained by Dallas Stewart who is coming off a seventh-place effort in the Runhappy Ellis Park Derby. He is one for nine lifetime with earnings of $98,552.

Sire Paynter earned $1 million on the track and won the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth. He is the sire of horses like Knicks Go and Positivity.

Dam Unbridled Sonya, by Unbridled’s Song, was a winner in 2014 at Belmont Park, and has one other winner on the track. Second dam Barynya, by Broad Brush, was originally a $500,000 yearling who broke her maiden in 2007 at Santa Anita.

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